110+ Nikki Sixx Quotes On Rock, Punk And Bass

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Top 10 Nikki Sixx Quotes (BEST)

  1. The trouble with asking questions is you sometimes get answers you don't wanna hear.
  2. When You've lost it all....thats when you realize that Life is Beautiful.
  3. Rock and Roll's got to be like Jack Daniels. You've got to feel it burn.
  4. Addiction - When you can give up something any time, as long as it's next Tuesday.
  5. I've got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I've got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I'm not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started.
  6. Perfection is unattainable, so I like to live in imperfection.
  7. I don't fear death; I welcome it with open arms and a smirk. But until that wondrous day, I will continue to savor and celebrate all those who have graduated before me.
  8. There is nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home. When you've lost it all, that's when you finally realize that life is beautiful.
  9. Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses, who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming, they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old.
  10. Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!

Nikki Sixx Short Quotes

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  • When you've tasted excess, everything else tastes bland.
  • Overconfidence comes from fear and doubt, and you boast an ego when you're feeling less than.
  • I forgive my mom for being a psycho and my dad for being a loser.
  • I was so happy every morning when I woke up that I was pissing smiley faces.
  • Motley Crue, collectively and individually, have done things on our own terms.
  • The industry is a menace to artists.
  • You can't pee like a puppy if you wanna run with the big dogs.
  • The more I go onstage, the more quiet I am before, because I intend to go onstage and slaughter.
  • I'm able to make decisions even in the face of adversity.
  • Your shallow men shall dream, dreams, your insightful men shall see visions.

Nikki Sixx Quotes On Life

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In life, when the baggage gets too heavy, you have to put it down. — Nikki Sixx

Creativity is not linear, just like the earth is not flat....If you keep going long enough you will always get back to where you started from. That is when you have lived a full life. That is the artist's path. — Nikki Sixx

There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know your life is spinning dangerously outta control. — Nikki Sixx

Life can be cruel. It´s been my struggle, my personal battle, my obsession to make people see that different isn´t always bad. — Nikki Sixx

In my own life I like to be poised and have a positive outlook on life, and I'm leading by example to my children and people around me. — Nikki Sixx

I've got five kids and I'm married, Tommy's got two kids and he's been married, Vince just got married again, Mick's out of a relationship, Tommy's single as well. We've done a lot in our life, we've covered a lot of miles. — Nikki Sixx

I had to find the courage to turn my life around. — Nikki Sixx

Don't waste your death on a half assed life — Nikki Sixx

Life is like a long ride to nowhere in particular. — Nikki Sixx

I've always had an eye for the oddities in life. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Quotes On Rock

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Everybody needs some real rock in their lives...whether it's bands like ourselves, Aerosmith or Stones...or new bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold...it's out there. — Nikki Sixx

If your album sells, that's cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we're really about-which is a live rock and roll band. — Nikki Sixx

When I go into rehearsal rooms and meet with bands, they're genuinely excited to be with me because of what I've done as an artist, not because of anything else. There's that whole celebrity rock star thing, and artists are into artists who have been able to achieve success their way. — Nikki Sixx

I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There's nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great, which CDs can never achieve. — Nikki Sixx

We get paid in flesh. Our audiences are sluts and whores, each and every one. — Nikki Sixx

Celebrities, movie stars and rock stars are losing their mystique. — Nikki Sixx

When I first started seeing (the show) come together, I was blown away. It is unbelievable. And to see Vince singing, and behind him girls hanging by chains, and Harleys on the stage and the pyrotechnics going it's like, this is what I want to see in rock 'n' roll. — Nikki Sixx

How can you have a rock n' roll circus without a midget? — Nikki Sixx

Some girl asked me for an autograph and I asked her why, she said because she admires me. I said she should see a shrink. Then she started crying and I started laughing. — Nikki Sixx

There's always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Quotes On Bass

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I feel my spot is somewhere between a bass player and a rhythm guitar player. I play with a pick. I play very aggressively. I always have a distortion pedal in line, and I play less melodies and do more stuff against the guitars that create melodies. — Nikki Sixx

A song has to be hummable and memorable at it simplest form, and that's what bass does for me. I feel like the glue to everything. — Nikki Sixx

My favorite moments are when the bass falls in the pocket with the drums, the guitar is on top just slicing it, and the melody is scraping across like a sidewinder shattering through the monitor. It's just, ahhh, I love it! That's the jones, the hit, the buzz right there. It gets me off. — Nikki Sixx

I don't want to interview people. I want to have a conversation. I want to talk to Paul McCartney about the bass sound on 'The White Album.' — Nikki Sixx

Anybody I'm in a band with can do what they do better than me. I'm a huge believer that I can play bass or whatever I bring to the table - producing, songwriting, orchestrating - and I can look at the other guys and say, "He's got that, he's got this, and I have this." It's a team thing. — Nikki Sixx

I love a little distortion across the bass; I think it kind of adds something to the sound of the band when the bass is a little overdriven. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Quotes On People

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People want to see the car crash instead of the race. But, when you're the one in the car that's crashing, it's not much fun. I'm enjoying the race. — Nikki Sixx

Formats are going to change because this is what the people want. It's not what the labels want. — Nikki Sixx

In the end, the whole Internet thing kills me, because you can use it as a positive thing or you can read into all the negativity. And I think you've gotta put out positive energy, put out cool viral stuff, and then just stay out of people's opinions. — Nikki Sixx

The more confident you are, the more you can let go and believe that the people you've chosen to be in your circle are able to do what they say they're going to do and what they're really good at. It has made me a better band member, too. — Nikki Sixx

It's really cool to know that there are so many people out there that are attached to me or projects that I've done to really feel that it's a personal relationship. — Nikki Sixx

It's interesting. People go to an animal shelter and pick a dog that's been kicked, beaten, and has lost a leg and an eye, and they'll take that dog home and give it love and support, but they don't do that with people. — Nikki Sixx

The other day I went to a movie with some friends, and they were like, 'Let's look it up on the Internet and see what people are saying,' and I was like, 'Man, that's messed up.' — Nikki Sixx

There's always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don't really care what people think. — Nikki Sixx

I think that music is a lifestyle that you sort of intravenously plug into and unplug from when you do and don't need it. Some people live it 10 hours a day, some on weekends. It's no more important or non-important than that. — Nikki Sixx

Beauty, to me, is kind, generous, and people that are humble. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Quotes On Music

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There's a pattern when tours start - a pattern of infighting, of making up, of breaking up, of addiction. There's a pattern of going to jail. There's a pattern of passion for music. — Nikki Sixx

I do believe that when I'm writing music, I get addicted to the music of the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics. — Nikki Sixx

One thing I've always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists. — Nikki Sixx

What's scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you're dead. — Nikki Sixx

It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression. — Nikki Sixx

My studio, nicknamed 'Funny Farm,' is in a hidden location. It's very private. Not only do I create my photography there, but it is also where I write my books and create music. — Nikki Sixx

It's hard to find vehicles for your music. — Nikki Sixx

I don't like to write music by myself anymore. It's boring. I want the jamming, the push and pull, and the excitement that comes with it. — Nikki Sixx

We want to keep extending our brand into different places, into movies and soundtracks and our music will live on through licensing and our brand lives on through merchandise and new generations will get to wear our clothing and our T-shirts and stuff that's associated with us. — Nikki Sixx

For me, to turn people on to new music, on to things that are going on in the world, is important. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Quotes On Love

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Alcohol, acid, cocaine... they were just affairs. When I met heroin it was true love. — Nikki Sixx

You want to love unconditionally everything you do, or don't do it. — Nikki Sixx

I am the outcast come home to roost and the eggs of tomorrow are incubating in my fame. You hate me, you love me, you made me, and now I am in you. I am like that disease brewing in your loins and I think you like it. — Nikki Sixx

I love Starbucks. Maybe that's a bit sad. But I definitely need my caffeine. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning. — Nikki Sixx

I love those Keith Richards solo records, but it's not the Rolling Stones. — Nikki Sixx

I love the way my tattoos look. I especially love Japanese-style tattoos and being completely sleeved by them, so it's not just these little individual and unrelated pieces, but everything's working together to create a larger design. — Nikki Sixx

You have to age gracefully. And that's what I love about Keith Richards. That's what I love about the Rolling Stones. They are aging gracefully. They are falling apart at the seams right before our eyes, and they are doing it gracefully. And that's the most beautiful thing that we can do. — Nikki Sixx

I love women. My life revolves around them. — Nikki Sixx

What inspires me? I am so inspired every day. I am inspired by thinkers. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by children. I have been inspired by love. — Nikki Sixx

I listen to NPR a lot. I love that. — Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Love those who hurt you the most, because they are probably the ones closest to you. They, too, are on a path, and just like you they are learning to walk before they can fly. Imagine of everybody you hurt in life turned their backs on you? You would be playing a hell of a lot of solitaire. Love them no matter what. — Nikki Sixx

I just think if I can go from being a homeless kid with a dream of being in the biggest band in the world and making that happen, I can do a lot of other cool stuff, too. — Nikki Sixx

I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen! — Nikki Sixx

Darkness can be funny. It can be quirky. There are different ways that that stuff comes out as a creative person. But the actual conflicted, twisted, decaying, rotting soul? That's not me. No more. — Nikki Sixx

Raw and honest is what I go for [in my style of shooting]. I am looking for your inner beauty. The outside tells a story... But together is raw honesty. — Nikki Sixx

You might as well learn about sex from Motley Crue than your parents because it's a lot more interesting. — Nikki Sixx

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying says that death is the graduation ceremony, while living is just a long course in learning and preparing for the next journey. If we acknowledge death as the beginning, then how can we fear it? — Nikki Sixx

We were telling everybody we weren't getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit. — Nikki Sixx

A lot can happen [because of the dysfunctional family]. People don't look at that. They think, "Oh, my kids are going to be fine. My kids are resilient." But at a certain point, the damage starts. They start to feel pain - and when they feel bad, they start to take painkillers. We want to kill the pain. — Nikki Sixx

What's the best angle to cut someone's throat? Well, usually from behind. That's usually how it works. — Nikki Sixx

How lucky can one guy get? I was a runaway, and then I was in one of the biggest bands in the world. I've sold out every arena. I've sold millions and millions of records. — Nikki Sixx

President George Washington used to wear a wig and make-up. I mean, c'mon, if he could do it, I can do it. — Nikki Sixx

There's really only one true path to recovery that's using the 12 step program and finding a belief in something greater than yourself (spirituality). — Nikki Sixx

If you were on the phone with me and Tommy right now, we would probably forget you were there, we'd just be cracking jokes. It's like Beavis and Butthead. — Nikki Sixx

I keep interested and I keep my eyes wide open...I try to read as much as possible...try to go to places that are off the beaten path...and I love to listen in on other peoples conversations...all the things that are floating around out there and I regurgitate it with my perspective...lyrically and musically. — Nikki Sixx

At birth we are very much like a new hard drive - no viruses, no bad information, no crap that's been downloaded into it yet. It's what we feed into that hard drive that starts the corruption of the files. — Nikki Sixx

You grow, learn, and the more I can sit in silence and be comfortable with myself, the more I can make noise, as ironic and Zen Buddhist and satanic as it sounds! — Nikki Sixx

I've got my fingers in many pies and I'm very excited about creating stuff and watching it blossom and bloom and harvest it and get on with the next thing. — Nikki Sixx

My main camera is a Nikon D3. I use a French camera from the 1800s for wet plate photography, I use a Hasselblad sometimes. But to me the camera really doesn't matter that much. I don't have a preference for film or digital. — Nikki Sixx

When the addict gets recovery, his family gets recovery, right? — Nikki Sixx

The Stones are not the kind of band that want to get in the details. That's why they have a producer and engineer - to pull the magic out of them and make them sound so great. — Nikki Sixx

The thing is that I've known the guys from Motley Crue longer than just about everybody. — Nikki Sixx

Through recovery, I've been able to do so much good stuff. — Nikki Sixx

If you actually dissect the lyrics in 'Motley Crue', you'll notice that there's a lot going on beneath the surface. — Nikki Sixx

There's a sound with Motley Crue, and it comes with Vince's voice, which is such an important part of the show, and Mick's guitar. And the way Tommy and me play together is an important part of it. — Nikki Sixx

When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope, and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy. — Nikki Sixx

Radio stations play what they believe is in, and they all talk to each other. — Nikki Sixx

Politicians really worry about being politically correct. — Nikki Sixx

I know some people who've gotten tattoos that they probably shouldn't have, like the name of somebody they were dating, and that never ends well. — Nikki Sixx

I remember, when I was a kid, listening to the radio and hearing 'Big Bad John' by Jimmy Dean - and it just blew me away. I used to sit there and call the radio stations and request that song. And then the Beatles were obviously out already, but I really didn't know about the Beatles. — Nikki Sixx

I am inspired by thinkers. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by children. I have been inspired by love. I have been inspired by heartbreak. I try to take everything that comes at me in life. There have been times in my life that I didn't handle things... right. But even though you stumble, you still kind of get through it. — Nikki Sixx

It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round. If everyone was straight-laced and uptight, it would sure be a drag. We need a little tug of war in society. — Nikki Sixx

I'm not bothered by my appearance. — Nikki Sixx

Which side of the blade is sharper? The lie or the truth? It all seems irrelevant when your jugular is sliced open and you’re lying in a pool of blood for the whole world to see. — Nikki Sixx

Growing up in the '70s, it was only a few years before that when men started to grow their hair long. And in the '70s, people were pushing the envelope a little farther, with men having even more style and piercing both their ears and wearing makeup. — Nikki Sixx

What's exciting about being an artist, still, and what I'm really finding is awesome is that you can do it until you drop. I don't care how many lines I have on my face - I'll keep doing it! — Nikki Sixx

Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger. — Nikki Sixx

I think - I honestly think that my story is not 100 percent that unique. I think that I'm - just the whole rock star part kind of throws an interesting twist on it. — Nikki Sixx

You get clarity as you get sober, and you get clarity as you get older. — Nikki Sixx

Like all artists, I go through creative spurts. — Nikki Sixx

The music industry is saying, This is the format, and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio, and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you, and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records. — Nikki Sixx

There's nothing unique about me as a parent. I am a parent. My kids are kids. We do the best we can do. — Nikki Sixx

As a lyricist, I'm really trying to raise my level of quality. — Nikki Sixx

I'm always willing to talk to somebody if they have something to say that is interesting. — Nikki Sixx

Photography is an individual passion of mine. I don't get paid to do it, although people offer me money. I do it because I love it, and if there's no money attached, I don't have to do anything. It's my weekend away, my vacation, whether it's an hour or five hours or editing photos on my laptop in the middle of the night. It gives me relief from all the other stuff. — Nikki Sixx

Reflecting back, we all make mistakes; we all go through our stuff - relationships, financial, all kinds of stuff - and if you can grow from that and pass that message on, it's a pretty cool thing. — Nikki Sixx

It's just kind of known in the music industry that a farewell tour means 'for now.' — Nikki Sixx

When you can't climb your way out of such a hole, you tend to crouch down and call it home. — Nikki Sixx

Hey, man, I like to look good; I wear make-up. — Nikki Sixx

I can't stand people who try too hard. — Nikki Sixx

When I'm onstage, I'm more in the audience in my head than I am on the stage. — Nikki Sixx

I can't make anybody happy, so I try my best to be good at what I do — Nikki Sixx

I sport a cave-man mentality. — Nikki Sixx

Some kid gets his first iPhone, signs up to Twitter, and then tweets, 'Nikki Sixx sucks.' And I'm supposed to take that personally. — Nikki Sixx

Life Lessons by Nikki Sixx

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  1. Nikki Sixx teaches us to never give up on our dreams, no matter how hard the journey may be. He has persevered through many challenges and setbacks to make his mark on the music industry.
  2. He also emphasizes the importance of collaboration and working together with others to create something bigger than yourself.
  3. Finally, Nikki Sixx's work shows us the power of resilience and how with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

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